"Black / White" begins with a series of 200 frames flickering in a 25tel seconds rhythm, alternately black and white, before it slows down continuously to a 1.25tel rhythm. After 10 seconds it reaches 125 images = 5 seconds and ends white as a metaphor for theoretically infinite. Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema
The sea is infinitely beautiful Description of a film installation with 5 projectors on 3 walls. The breath of the sheep 9,35’ N8 mm Tour trough Scotland with Gotthard Graubner and Günter Uecker. Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema, Günter Uecker, Gotthard Graubner, German experimental...
I threw the camera in the air and in this way I was able to express my aversion to conventional film show and skip my own limits. (LUTZ MOMMARTZ) "Selfshots" is the visual biography of an unconventional filmmaker. As a director, cinematographer and actor in one person, he points the camera on himself. He plays with her , throws it into the air, hurtling across the meadows, filmed his movements, his face and his hands and demonstrates in this way his adventurous relationship with a... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema
Finally and infinitely brought to the point. (L.M.) The spectator hears that the train is coasting, but he sees that the train goes nowhere, a common view is mounted to a magical journey. (UWE NETTELBECK, DIE ZEIT, 5.1.68) The viewer pases, while the film rolls, different phases of experience: 1. He is confused and looks for an order 2. He discovered the two recurring cutting points at which use the same landscape pieces appear 3. He is pleased with his discovery and observes the neighbor 4. He... Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema
View from a balcony window with details from buildingparts in a rhythmic blending technology of a Canon Hi 8 camera. Tribute to Siegfried Kracauer. (Lutz Mommartz) Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema, Siegfried Kracauer, German cinema, German experimental...
1975 Mambo 16,46’ Filmklasse MünsterErster Gemeinschaftsfilm nach Gründung der Filmklasse an der Akademie von und mit Wolfgang Braden, Bernd Rickfelder, Harald Balke, Herbert Baumann, Rainer Klaholz, Lutz Mommartz, Dieter Fietzke und Imke Frehmer, alle weiß geschminkt und gedresst vor schwarzem Hintergrund. (LM) Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema, Die Filmklasse Münster, German experimental Cinema, Die...
An artificial look at the faces of grass pavers. The walk over the grass pavers -as a score to the music of J.S. Bach- ends with a laconic pan shot on the Laber, a small river near by Dietfurt / Germany. Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema, German Cinema, German experimental Cinema
Lutz Mommartz looks intently with nothing on the nothing -as long as possible- in the camera. In September 2011, on his balcony. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema
The author uses the camera as the eye, moves so one-handed through home and welcomes after peeing with his free hand, people at a party. I've seen "The Stairs", which was not shown in Knokke at the Cream Cheese, a Beat-Restaurant in the historic center of Düsseldorf, where films from Lutz Mommartz were projected on the wall. The film shows a man at home with the camera: A man who keeps a running camera in his hand, observing him making his household tasks. From a grotesque... Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema
1. As an unsuspecting wanderer between Maikammer and Hambach / Germany makes history. 2. Reassurance 3. Aborigines 4. Moons Lutz Mommartz' films focus attention on the mostly ignored confidante: The doves in the puddle, an ant swarm as a parable of human fuss, the course of the moon, flitting like a dirty spotlight through the night. Imperceptibly the only seemingly aimless camera succeeds to respond formally adequately to the brutal everyday life. In "The italien Hunt" the camera... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema
With Joseph Beuys. Joseph Beuys accepts the challenge to expose himself to the anonymous audience. "Social Sculpture" was filmed in 1969 subsequently after the filming of "400 m IFF". IFF is the name of the available film material, that was already expired, from which approximately 400 m were used for "400 m IFF" and the rest for "Social Sculpture". In "400 m IFF" three men appear in front of the filming camera in the apartment of the author.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topic: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema, Joseph Beuys
In the lower half of the screen the legs of a dancing girl can be seen, in the upper half of the screen we have perforated movie - in a butterfly way. "Danceloop" shows in the lower half of the screen the legs of a dancing girl, the rest of the screen is pierced in a fussy work with a needle. (H.P. KOCHENRATH, FILM, JAN. 69) Topic: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema
View from hotel window on the nocturnal Rambla in Barcelona. An attractive middle-aged woman floats like a butterfly begging passers that pase by for something. The camera follows her - in real-time- with minimal interruption. At first I could not distinguish if this is a performance or life itself. (LUTZ MOMMARTZ) Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema, Barcelona
A short music video with the music of the band MamaWoju. The idea of the song and the video is a take off on the situation of a hitchhiker. In this song, the hitchhiker give a businessman a ride to Berlin. The special situation is that at this time you had to cross the DDR to go to Berlin so it was a very dangerous thing to take a hitchhiker on this road. Markus Flaschenträger mit Mama Woju beim Rollentausch mit seinem Vater zu seinem gleichnamigen Tramper-Song. (LM) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema
With Günther Uecker and Brigitte Stöckhert Male finger between two female fingers. Addicional eroctic giggling. In "The Finger" we see a male finger moving between two female fingers; with that the giggeling of a woman and a man. A film of sensual touch with all its related associations. (H.P.KOCHENRATH) Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema, Gunther Uecker, Brigitte Stockhert
Hard-boiled eggs turn against black background. In "Trademark eggs" many eggs rotate continuously, as if by magic. The effect is achieved by a simple trick: The eggs were turned and shaken on a black plate. (LEXIKON DES NEUEN EUROPÄISCHEN FILMS) "Trademark eggs" shows a handful of these chicken-final-products, hard boiled like tracer bullets shooting over a black film, rotating on it. (KLAUS ULRICH REINKE, DÜSSELDORF, HEFTE, SEPT. 68) Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema
With Jörn Janssen, Ulrich Wiethoff and Norbert Stratmann in a conference without words. 3 men meet wordlessly and start turning their fingers at the edges of wine glasses until the sound becomes independent. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema, Jörn Janssen, Ulrich Wiethoff, Norbert Stratmann
The film is a simulation of the alternating blinking of the eye by moving the lens of the camera from the right to the left and back. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema
With the Rockband "The Iceni" and NN Five men in white clothing floating against a black background. And in the split screen above the torso of a man. Below the lower body of the dancing girl from the "dance loop". More complicated is "Up / Down", that recorded alternately in slow motion and normal recording five male dancers and a female dancer. The image is divided horizontal in the middle so that the body of a man can be combined with the one of the girl. Then... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema
With Renate Meves and Gerd Hübinger. A woman looks during lovemaking to the viewer. "Way to the neighbor" is a ten-minute opus that Lutz Mommartz commented as follows: "A women communicates with the audience." More, in fact, does not happen. The devoted rapture in the face of the actor lets the viewer imagine that this is not a compulsory exercise, but a pleasurable freestyle happening. Lutz Mommartz is the purist among German filmmakers. His scenes focus on the basic... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema, Renate Meves, Gerd Hübinger.
At the invitation of Xu Lujing we traveled in China in return for his guest studies in Germany and for a given loan. In the Beijing Film Academy, there is a reunion performance and a discussion about movies from Lutz Mommartz. Finally comes the abrupt end of the personal experiment - beyond the personal? A cellphone movie. Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema, Beijing Film Academy, Handyfilm, Lutz Mommartz, German...
With Xu Lu Jing und Familie, Du Hai, Chen Feng, Liu Shulan, Chen Xiaoling, Jiang Shi Hiong, Zhang Hua Xun, Fu Si, Xie Ting Kui, Bao Gen Hai, Dian Xie Lian, Wang Hannuo u.v.a. As throug a trip with a Chinese student by an unexpected event a portait of China arises. Preamble of "Thoudend shards": Xu Lu Jing wanted to go to Germany. In a booklet he had discovered a flaw: The Art Academy Münster. It became his loophole. Although I was convinced that it was not about art, I let him come.... Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German experimental Cinema, Xu Lu Jing, Beijing Television and Film Academy
The film takes place in a WWI trench, where five diverse individuals have been unwillingly thrust together. Despising one another at first, the five protagonists come to realize that they must learn to get along if they hope to survive. The pacifistic sentiments (not to mention the ethnic mix) of Niemansland would be verboten by the Nazi regime within a few years after its original 1931 release; indeed, all copies of this film were ordered to be destroyed by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topic: socialism, WWI, antiwar, peace, pacifism, internationalism